Thursday, 18 July 2013


I've only been back in the UK for two days, and I leave again tomorrow, but I have packed a lot in to my paltry 48+ hours...

SEEING... my teacher friends for a long, lazy lunch in Lesley's back garden.  It was heavenly to sit in the shade drinking cold juice, eating good food, and laughing a lot (especially as four of the seven of those present left our school for pastures new last week, which is very sad).  We also did a book and magazine swap to give us some reading material for our hols: genius idea!

READING... the new issue of Crafty magazine, which I got on a 3 issues for a fiver deal.  I'm not completely sold on it yet, but am interested to receive the next one to see if I like it more.  Also 23 Shades Of Black (nothing to do with that book, I swear!), which was a birthday gift from The Boy.  Very brave to buy me a book - usually no-one dares - but I really like it so far.

WATCHING... two films in one day yesterday, which is unheard of for me (two films in one month is good going!).  I saw Before Midnight in the afternoon, went to do some shopping, then met a friend for Monsters University in the evening.  I have to admit to being disappointed by both of them, but especially the latter.

EATING... yummy but naughty cheeseburger after a weekend of vegan food in Maceondia, plus tons of Greek salad and fruit at lunch today, which sorta makes up for the burger?

DRINKING... cider, what else?!  After cycling into Leicester in the midday heat yesterday, my pint disappeared in ultra-quick time.

WEARING... my amazing new 'Reading is sexy' t-shirt, which was a birthday gift from my brother.  I bought some lovely new clothes yesterday, too, and am looking forward to wearing them in Brussels.

PACKING... my bags for a hen weekend in Brussels followed by a week in Nijmegen with The Boy.  My suitcase and awesome polka dot bag are mostly full of sunscreen, insect repellent, anti-histamines and talcum powder.  I love summer, but summer does not love me.

What have you been up to lately?


  1. Excellent! I've just got the same T-shirt, so much fun.

    1. I love it- have been wearing it to death!

  2. Mmm that looks like a VERY tempting burger. Sorry to hear Before Midnight and Monsters University were disappointing - would have expected good things from both!

    1. Yeah, I was pretty sad. Especially about Before Midnight- major rant coming up in a film review post soon!

  3. I love the idea of a magazine/book swap! My friend buys loads of glossies and passes them to me but all I have to give her are movie magazines, we need a bigger circle! :)